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LawrenceOP-Fan     11:11
One of my favourite vistas in Edinburgh - the tower of St James' with the Castle behind and the spire of St Cuthbert's in midground.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Monday, 04:20
Portrait of a friend as we waited for the tide to recede so that we could walk across to Cramond Island.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Monday, 04:20
The grass appears golden in the evening light
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Monday, 04:20
View from the WW2 bunker towards Cramond Village, a site that has been inhabited since Mesolithic times, and which was the site of a Roman fort.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Monday, 04:20
Evening light over the Forth: the distinctive Forth Bridge, dating to 1890, has just been granted UNESCO World Heritage status.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Monday, 04:20
Cramond Island is a tidal island in the Firth of Forth reached at low tide by a causeway which extends for just over ¾ of a mile into the Forth from the ancient village of Cramond.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Sunday, 08:40
"In a marvellous way God’s mercy arranged that the disbelieving disciple, in touching the wounds of his master’s body, should heal our wounds of disbelief. The disbelief of Thomas has done more for our faith than the faith of the other disciples. … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Sunday, 08:40
According to tradition, St Thomas was killed at Mylapore, near Chennai, in 72; killed by a spear which he is shown holding. This stained glass depiction of the apostle is in St Mary's, Buckland.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Sunday, 03:25
The Causeway to Cramond during low tide makes the island accessible.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Sunday, 03:25
Wonderful evening light at Cramond near Edinburgh.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Sunday, 03:25
Crossing the Forth estuary to get to Cramond!
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Saturday, 06:16
Today is the feast of the lay Dominican and patron saint of youth, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. Read about his life here. Roundel of the saint from St Patrick's, a Dominican church in Columbus, OH.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Friday, 12:06
A beautiful church close to Oxford which I visited on a church safari on 21 April 2008.
LawrenceOP-Fan     Friday, 04:27
"Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said, ‘We have seen the Lord’, he answered, ‘Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Thursday, 05:41
A photo of my grandfather in his 40s was used on the invitations to his recent 90th birthday dinner. We were struck by our resemblance!
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Thursday, 05:41
My paternal grandfather celebrated his 90th birthday recently, and I have been back to Malaysia for one week to prepare for the occasion and to celebrate with him.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Thursday, 05:41
Souvenir mugs from my grandfather's 90th birthday party.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Thursday, 05:07
"O good and loving pelican, Jesus my Lord! Unclean I am, but cleanse me in Thy Blood; Of which a single drop, for sinners spilt, Is ransom for a world’s entire guilt" – from St Thomas Aquinas' hymn, 'Adoro Te devote'. My sermon for today can be … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     Wednesday, 11:16
"O God, who by the Precious Blood of your only-begotten Son, redeemed all men, safeguard within us the work of your mercy, so that we, in celebrating the mystery of our salvation, may be found worthy of reaping its fruit. Through our Lord Jesus … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     22/06/2015 04:00
This bas relief of St Thomas More, martyred Chancellor of England and patron saint of politicians is in the Parisian basilica of Sainte-Clotilde-et-Sainte-Valère. Today, 22 June is the feast of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     22/06/2015 04:00
Tryptich of the martyred Bishop of Rochester, St John Fisher.This is in All Hallows by the Tower, to which the bodies of St John Fisher and St Thomas More were brought after their execution. Today, 22 June is their feast day.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     22/06/2015 04:00
From the Chronicles of Edward Hall: "This year also [i.e. 1535] on 17 June was arraigned at Westminster in the king’s bench John Fisher, bishop of Rochester, for treason against the king, and he was condemned there by a jury of knights and esquires … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     21/06/2015 04:11
"Some sailed to the sea in ships to trade on the mighty waters. These men have seen the Lord’s deeds, the wonders he does in the deep" – Ps 106:23f. My sermon for today can be read here.
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LawrenceOP-Fan     21/06/2015 04:11
"And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care if we perish?" And he awoke and … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     21/06/2015 04:11
Looking across the Firth of Forth from St Monan's in Fife, the Pentland Hills are seen on the horizon. In front of the hills is the darker shadow of Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags. It's amazing to see the scale of these natural wonders, and to … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     20/06/2015 06:15
St Alban is venerated as the first recorded British Christian martyr, who is estimated to have died c. 209 - 305 in Verulamium, the Roman town which now bears his name: St Albans. Detail from the east window in Downside Abbey church by Sir Ninian … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     20/06/2015 04:45
"She is the Woman, “clothed in the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars” (Rev 12:1). Carried up into heaven, she is the Mother and Queen of all creation. In her glorified body, together with the Risen Christ, … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     19/06/2015 04:07
"Creation is of the order of love. God’s love is the fundamental moving force in all created things: “For you love all things that exist, and detest none of the things that you have made; for you would not have made anything if you had hated it” (… [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     19/06/2015 04:07
"The created things of this world are not free of ownership: “For they are yours, O Lord, who love the living” (Wis 11:26). This is the basis of our conviction that, as part of the universe, called into being by one Father, all of us are linked by … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan     19/06/2015 04:07
"God of love, show us our place in this world as channels of your love for all the creatures of this earth, for not one of them is forgotten in your sight. Enlighten those who possess power and money that they may avoid the sin of indifference, … [More]
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